Ned Rig Challenge!

10 minutes start now! How many can we catch? We've got rising water, heavy flows, and murky conditions. The smallmouth and schooling near running water and there are a TON of them!

We located this school earlier in the day but with the water rising 3 inches an hour there was no telling how many could be pouring into the area. Since we'd already found them and covering water wasn't an issue we settled on the Ned Rig. 

Both equipped with a Ned Rig on light line we began making repetitious casts to the same area to create a feeding frenzy. Once they started biting it got serious! They were biting on every cast, sometimes two at a time. 

While these aren't the biggest fish in the world it shows how aggressively bass can school and feed together. Below is a breakdown of the gear we were using. 

Tim's Setup...
Bait- Roboworm Ned Worm (Desert Craw): http://bit.ly/2j9F0Xy
Hook- Owner Block Head 1/16 ounce: http://bit.ly/2qL0A8n
Rod- G Loomis NRX 6'10" Mag Med: http://bit.ly/2dX9zjv
Reel- Daiwa Certate: http://bit.ly/2hjRZXg
Line- Sunline SX1 Braided Line 12 lb: http://bit.ly/2tn8EzQ
Leader- Sunline Sniper 8 lb Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

Matt's Setup...
Bait- Z Man Finesse TRD (Green Pumpkin): http://bit.ly/2hs4RtR
Hook- Guppy Head 1/8 oz: http://bit.ly/2nyUJRS
Rod- Shimano Expride 6'8" Medium: http://bit.ly/2osaj3q
Reel- Shimano Stradic CI4+ 1000 series: http://bit.ly/2gu84t7
Line- 10 lb PowerPro Braid: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader- 6 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
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Quick Tricks For Summer Finesse Fishing

The dog days of Summer are no match for these tips! Ready to catch a ton of bass this Summer? Don't be afraid to downsize, you'll be amazed how quickly you can load the boat! Tim covers a variety of baits and a few quick tricks that will change the game this Summer. 

"Finesse" is a broad category but you'll quickly discover which of these techniques works best on your local fishery. While drops hotting might not be glamorous, its pretty amazing when you go fish after fish after fish during the heat of the day. If the dropshot isn't your style try the underpin, shaky head, or a variety of other baits. 

Finesse Swimbait...
Cool Baits Underspin: http://bit.ly/2boS7QA
Dirty Jigs Guppy Head: http://bit.ly/2nyUJRS
Keitech 2.8 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Senko...
5" Yamamoto Senko: http://bit.ly/2axAmNS
Wacky Hook (1/0) Owner Mosquito: http://bit.ly/2fqYFCR
Texas Hook (3/0) Gamakatsu Superline: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

Dropshot...
Strike King Dream Shot: http://bit.ly/2aAoUoR
Strike King Half Shell: http://bit.ly/2iR9awm
Roboworm 4" Fat Worm: http://bit.ly/2awYSxM
Trokar Size 1 Dropshot Hook: http://bit.ly/2ahxJOr

Finesse Jig...
Dirty Jigs Clausen Finesse Jig: http://bit.ly/2eJinXo
Strike King Baby Menace: http://bit.ly/2DSrZK3

Shaky Head...
Canterbury Shaky Head: http://bit.ly/2aFOs0V
Netbait T-Mac Worm: http://bit.ly/2jndwj9
Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver: http://bit.ly/29W3RZW
Man Bear Pig: http://bit.ly/2s51oIV

Ned Rig...
Z-Man Ned Worm: http://bit.ly/2hs4RtR
Roboworm Ned Worm: http://bit.ly/2j9F0Xy
Owner Block Head: http://bit.ly/2qL0A8n

Tim's Favorite Finesse Rods...
High-End- G Loomis Conquest 7' Medium: http://bit.ly/2BiGUNi
Mid-Range- Expride 7' Light+: http://bit.ly/2osaj3q
Budget Gear- Dobyns Fury 7' Medium Light: http://bit.ly/2e7HZPF
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How To Rig A Senko: Unique Tricks From Beginner to Advanced

Why is the Senko so good?! What makes it work EVERYWHERE? Here's what you need to know about rigging for different conditions and applications. 

This bait can be used in virtually every situation a bass fisherman will face. Its phenomenal as a finesse bait with 4 lb test but its just as good on heavy braid and a flippin stick!

Tim's Favorite Ways to Rig a Senko and the gear you'll need is broken down below.

The Original Senko in 4"-7": http://bit.ly/2axAmNS

1) Texas Rigged Weightless...

Hook for 5"- Gamakatsu EWG 3/0: http://bit.ly/2d07gvp
Hook for 6" Gamakatsu EWG SUPERLINE 4/0: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

2) Wacky Rigged Weightless...

Hook for 5"- Owner Mosquito Size 1: http://bit.ly/2fqYFCR
Hook for 6"- Owner Mosquito Size 2/0: http://bit.ly/2fqYFCR
Wacky Saddle: http://bit.ly/2xnYcJo

3) Neko Rigging...
Wacky Rig Tool: http://bit.ly/2wtX7M8
Spare O-Rings: http://bit.ly/2h5MhX2
Tungsten Nail Weight: http://bit.ly/2iGNSFW
Hook for 5"- Owner Mosquito Size 1: http://bit.ly/2fqYFCR
Hook for 6"- Owner Mosquito Size 2/0: http://bit.ly/2fqYFCR

4) Weighted Texas Rig...
Light Flippin: 3/16 oz Tungsten Weight: http://bit.ly/2bo4NZf
Heavy Punching: 1 1/2 oz Tungsten Weight: http://bit.ly/2bo4NZf
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Finesse Jigs - Get More Bites AND Catch Big Bass!

Why finesse jigs? When should you throw them? What are they for? Are they really that effective at catching quality and quantity at the same time? We're going to cover everything you need to know about Finesse jigs in this video!

The finesse jig shines throughout the Spring and early Summer. It produces consistently around cover, docks, and even around chunk rock. It has all the same fish catching qualities as a full size jig but it allows you to downsize your equipment and line to adapt to changing conditions. 
The next time you're on a shaky head, dropshot, or Texas Rig bite, consider throwing a finesse jig instead and you might be surprised at the number of big bass that had been lurking in front of you all along. 

The baits...
Dirty Jigs Finesse Jig: http://bit.ly/2eJinXo
Keitech Tungsten Football Jig: http://bit.ly/2j9L0j6
Dirty Jigs Finesse Football: http://bit.ly/2d2apsm
Dirty Jigs Casting Jig: http://bit.ly/2ayUXnE
Compact Pitching Jig: http://bit.ly/2hAIyCV

The Trailers...
Reaction Innovations Smallie Beaver: http://bit.ly/2dR6CkP
Biwaa Armored Craw 3": http://bit.ly/2AQVriS
Yamamoto 4" Double Tail Grub: http://bit.ly/2db9w1p
Strike King Baby Menace: http://bit.ly/2DSrZK3

Matt's Favorite Finesse Jig Setup...
Rod- G Loomis GLX 853C JWR: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT
Reel- Chronarch MGL 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
Line- 20 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Great Crossover jerk bait combo...
Rod- Zodias 6'10" Medium: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Curado 70 in 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2apmDJt
Line- 20 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
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